Play and Learn Chinese with Audio CD, Ana Lomba and Marcela Summerville

Play and Learn Chinese is part of a unique program specially designed for parents who want to immerse their children (and themselves) in fluent, everyday Chinese.

Instead of drills and boring grammar exercises, you get loads of activities, fun games, and songs that let you seamlessly integrate the Chinese language into your everyday life.

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Play and Learn Chinese teaches fluent Chinese in a fun, natural way. The way native Chinese parents talk and play with their children. It’s not about memorizing colors, numbers and animals.

Introduce your child, age 1-7, to a new language with this easy-to-follow, fun learning program. From taking a bath to going shopping, Play and Learn Chinese turns your everyday routines into enjoyable language-learning activities for you and your child! This unique course features:

  • Fun songs, games, and activities
  • Key word illustrations
  • An audio CD that includes all the songs, games, and expressions in the course
  • Engaging comic strips
  • Sidebars with fun cultural information
  • English translations for all activities

Give your child the gift of a second language while enjoying your time together. Play and Learn Chinese gives you the resources to make that happen.


Here are a few other notes:

  • While older children may be able to use the book and CD on their own, the ideal use is that you – the parent or teacher – take the lead and talk, read, play, and sing the songs with your children. This is the OPTIMAL way for young children to learn a language – that is, interactively with an adult.
  • Indeed, research shows that children under the age of 2 DO NOT learn ANY language from CDs, TV programs, etc. They only learn language from interacting with real people. This is why it’s even more important that you take the lead, learn the conversations, songs and games, and do the talking, reading, playing, and singing with your infant or toddler in Chinese.
  • Preschoolers and older children can learn some language from CD, TV, and other recorded kid Chinese programs, but the few things they may learn pale in comparison with what they can learn in interaction with adults. So even in this case, I encourage you to learn the content and talk, sing and play in Chinese with your kids.
  • The tracks on the CD are meant to serve as a model for you. That is why I didn’t include any fancy sound arrangements. In fact, the less noise the better as far as language learning is concerned – which is the goal here.
  • As some of you note in your comments, the kids on the CD are adults pretending. This was just a budget decision – between having a male’s voice (for the dad) or a child’s voice, we decided to go with a male’s voice. Again, the idea is to provide a great language model for you, the parent.

Play and Learn Chinese, the fun, easy, and natural way to get kids started in learning Chinese

Young children have an amazing capacity for picking up new languages, and every parent is a natural-born language teacher. Now Play and Learn Chinese introduces a unique approach to getting kids started in Chinese that is as fun as it is easy.

Instead of drills and boring grammar exercises, you get loads of fun games, activities, and songs that let you seamlessly integrate the Chinese language into your everyday life. From taking a bath to going shopping, making lunch to driving in the car, Play and Learn Chinese turns daily routines into fun learning adventures for you and your child to enjoy together. No need to set aside extra time in your busy schedule–with this program, you learn as you live. And you’ll be amazed at how quickly you see results.

Play and Learn Chinese is packed with lively color illustrations and features:

  • Songs, games, and activities that make language learning natural and fun
  • Key-word illustrations to help with the retention of important words and phrases
  • Whimsical comic strips that put Chinese in a real-world context
  • Sidebars with fun cultural information about everyday life in Chinese-speaking countries
  • English translations for all activities
  • A sixty-minute audio CD containing all of the book’s songs, games, and expressions

With Play and Learn Chinese, it won’t be long before you hear your child say he or she wants to give you a big good-night kiss in Chinese.

Additional information


1-3 (Toddlers), 3-5 (Preschool-K), 5-7 (K-Early Elementary), 7-10 (Late Elementary), 10-Adult



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Children's Books & CDs


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